I like being healthy. Well who doesn’t really? I love reading up on what foods are good for you and which ones to stay away from. Or the latest fitness craze. (Zumba anyone?) I even subscribe to Health magazine – both the good ol’ paper edition and the online newsletter. But so many times my lazy and tired side takes over and it’s hard for me to stick with a work out routine. I prefer working out at home for a number of reasons but I won’t get into those now. Last year my hubby got me an elliptical for my birthday. (Insert best gift giver ever!!) It went unused for the first few weeks but thats a different story. I love having that equipment at home but I’ll admit, it does get kind of boring to use just that. (Add HBO GO on my iPad and it’s a bit more entertaining however still not the most fun ever) At the beginning of the year I got myself a wii fit. I like it a lot. But recently I took it a step further and got a “game” to go with the wii fit board and it’s finally something I’ve been keeping up with.
I am loving this! It offers a program that you can customize to your liking. It sets a schedule for you based on your needs and(or) wants. You can set the tone for your work outs by choosing the length of time, type and intensity. You can even change the background scenery for each exercise. Periodically you enter into a challenge just like on the show. It’s fun!! It mainly relies on the wii board and remote to “monitor” your exercises. And sometimes it’s a little off and I hear Bob or Jillian telling me “I hope you’re not quitting” or that a little more effort will help me obtain my goals. That’s usually when I start cursing at the TV in a sweaty, huffing state since I know that I’m trying very hard and doing the exercises right. Just a minor glitch if you want to call it that, that I can certainly live with. My ultimate goal is not to lose weight, although I’d be extremely pleased if I do. I want to get the activity my body needs in order to stay healthy and to help use the insulin I take more effectively. When I’m done with a 30 or 40 minute activity from this game, I feel it. And that’s a good thing. I can finally say that in the last month+ I’ve been exercising regularly. And that makes me happy. And my body is happy too 🙂
(sidenote: I have no affiliation with Nintendo, NBC, Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper 😉 and the photo is courtesy of the NBC store)